Captain Midnight Band
The Captain Midnight Band plays “Waterbed Rock & Roll”, a unique hybrid of Classic Rock, Jam, R&B, and blue poetry.
The Captain Midnight Band creates “Water Bed Rock & Roll” for the mind, booty, and soul. Crunchy Rock Guitar, Soaring Vocal Harmonies, and thick R&B grooves create a sonic landscape for the band’s suggestive, Sci-Fi imagery and improvisational interplay.
Formed in New Orleans in 2002, The Captain Midnight Band stays true to the Crescent City’s celebratory heritage, turning every show into a sweating, throbbing event, interspersed with humor, eroticism, and inspired jams.
Flattering comparisons to genre-defying acts such as P-Funk, Frank Zappa, and Ween are evident in the relationship between band and audience. Striking visuals and an ever-changing set list keep fans coming back for more.
Midnight’s style has infiltrated a variety of musical realms. Bob Weir, moe., Merl Saunders, Dumpstaphunk, Galactic, Cornmeal, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Cypress Hill, Jimmy Herring Band, Dark Star Orchestra, Emmitt-Nershi Band, New Mastersounds, and The 2 Live Crew are just a few musical entities Midnight has either shared the stage or bills with.
Major influences include The Grateful Dead, Steely Dan, Funkadelic, George Lucas, KISS, Boz Scaggs, Little Feat, Joe Walsh, Frank Zappa, Joni Mitchell, Todd Rundgren, and Richard Pryor.
Greener Grounds is a five piece jamtronica band based out of Denver, CO. They quickly gained momentum and secured a name for themselves in the highly competitive jam band music scene. Inspired by the likes of Lotus, STS9, the Disco Biscuits, Phish, and Umphrey’s Mcgee, they blend many styles including psychedelic funk, rock, trance fusion, and break beats. Their eclectic sound continues to take crowds by surprise ensuring a lively, danceable, and energetic vibe where ever the road takes them.
Greener Grounds features Joe Shur on lead guitar, Mathew Buelt on rhythm guitar, Roland Hansen on keys and synth, Jay Rieder on bass, and AJ Gillman on drums and percussion.
Holding themselves to a high standard, Greener Grounds is comprised of passion, collective consciousness, environmental sustainability and unity, which is all expressed through their music. Constantly evolving in their sound, performance, and presence, they have caught the attention of sponsors, stages, and festivals all around the United States. Their “Practice makes perfect” mentality is visible in their connection to each other and their fans at each show. In the past year they have lit up the stage at Sonic Bloom, ARISE Music Festival, and Resonance Music & Arts Festival. Accompanied by performances with Perpetual Groove, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Kung Fu, the Main Squeeze, Consider the Source, the Magic Beans, the Mantras, YAMN, and many more!
Last year’s release of their first EP, Photosynthesis, has been praised and quoted as “Jamtronica Gold,” by The Untz, setting them up for a bright future in the studio world. Greener Grounds is currently recording their first full length album titled, Momentous, which was successfully funded by through their Kickstarter Campaign. Set to be released on July 8th, 2016 Momentous will be a groundbreaking force for both the jam band and livetronica music scenes. Please visit: www.GreenerGroundsMusic.com for the latest updates, tour dates, free downloads, videos, merchandise, and more!